What's New?


Bill Jim Davis, USS Helena CL-50 has passed away.
View his menu link. Click HERE!
Recorded 29 August 2018

Doug Comella has posted our July 2018 Newsletter.
It can be viewed by clicking on his Satellite page and then
scroll down to his Whats New. Or click HERE
Recorded 24 July 2018

Tony Gomez has provided us with two new images
of the USS Helena CA-75.

"Rough Seas". And a new Art version.
Recorded 16 July 2018

The Deck Gang should remember these.
WWII US Navy Foul Weather Gear.

Recorded 15 July 2018

Down Under Humor. New Zealand. Australia.
Recorded 15 July 2018

By: Bill Bunker - USS Helena (CL-50)
Recorded 13 July 2018

The most recent addition to the USS Helena Organization
Satellite web site, is the Memorial page to commemorate
the loss of the USS Helena CL-50. 75 years ago.

The page can be reached HERE!
Recorded 30 June 2018

The USS Helena CL-50 has been found!!
Click HERE!
Recorded 12 April 2018

View another new link, located on our USS Helena home page.
It is named Silent Hero.
Recorded 8 March 2018

View a new link, located on our CA-75 page.
It is named ECM.
Recorded 15 Febuary 2018

View a new link, located below the CL-50 picture, center on our home page.
War History On Line
Recorded 28 January 2018

View Shipmate Joseph C. Garrett,s
Recorded 12 January 2018

Shipmate Joseph C. Garrett, USS Helena CA-75, has passed away.
Joe's Memorial
Recorded 10 January 2018

Did you know that there was another Helena at the same time as the FG9?
Here's the story of the SP-24 Helena 1.

From: Dictionary of American Fighting Ships

Helena I

(SP - 24: dp. 9; l. 43'; b. 10'; dr. 3'; s. 10 k.; a. 1 mg.)

Helena I, a wooden motor yacht, was built in 1906 by Van Sant Brothers,
of Port Republic, N.J., and acquired by the Navy from Dr. W. G. Hall, Trenton, N.J.,
in May 1917. Assigned to the 7th Naval District, she was taken to Key West, Fla.,
and commissioned there 7 September 1917, Otis Curry, QM 2/c in command.

Helena I operated as a harbor and coastal patrol boat in the vicinity of Key West
until being decommissioned and sold 27 August 1919. Before she could be
delivered to her new owner, however, the boat was wrecked 11 September 1919
in a hurricane, and was stricken from the Navy List 4 October 1919.

Transcribed by Yves HUBERT (hubertypc@aol.com)


The name Helena was assigned to, but construction on that hull was cancelled 5 October 1944.